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Commodity Dealing and Brokerage in the US: Market Research Report

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Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Market Research Report | NAICS 52315 | Sep 2016

Back to the futures: New attitudes toward commodities will boost industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Commodity Dealing and Brokerage market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Use of commodities has increased due to strong returns generated by speculators
  • The continued shift toward more scalable electronic trading systems prevented expansion in employment
  • A threat of inflation may cause more people to invest in commodities to hedge against it
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue is projected to decrease over the five years to 2016. Consumption of commodities surged post recession, when emerging markets, like China, returned the world economy to growth. Due to rising commodity prices, the volume of traded commodities increased rapidly, boosting industry revenue. However, slowing growth in China and sluggish growth in developed countries led most commodity prices to deteriorate by the end of 2011. As a result, many investors adjusted their positions, leading revenue to decline. While stabilizing financial markets and lower trading volumes have hindered industry growth in recent years, revenue started to recover along with commodity prices. Over the five years to 2021, the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage industry is forecast to grow more robustly... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Commodity Dealing and Brokerage industry includes companies and individuals who act as brokers, dealers or both in derivatives markets. Derivatives include futures contracts, which represent a commitment to buy and sell a commodity at a certain date in the future and at a market-determined price, as well as options contracts, which represent a right but not an obligation to buy and sell a commodity or contract at a specific price within a specified period of time. These financial contracts offer returns based on the values of the underlying commodities, such as agricultural products, energy products and precious and base metals. Der.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry are

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Must have license
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World GDP and S&P 500 in the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry?

    This industry includes operators and individuals who trade commodity derivatives. Commodity derivatives, such as futures, forwards, swaps and options, are financial securities that offer returns based on the return of an underlying commodity, such as agricultural products, energy resources and foreign currency. Brokers execute buyers’ orders by arranging transactions on a commission or transaction-fee basis, while dealers buy and sell derivatives on their own accounts for profit.

    Industry Products
    Exchange-traded futures contractsExchange-traded options contractsTrading derivatives contracts on own accountOther OTC-traded derivatives contractsOTC-traded options contractsTrading currency and other commodity contracts on own accountInvestment management
    Industry Activities
    Commodity contracts dealingCommodity contracts options dealing Futures commodity contracts dealing Foreign currency exchange dealing Commodity contracts brokerageCommodity contracts options brokerageFutures commodity contracts brokerage

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World GDP
  • S&P 500
  • Agricultural price index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Large decline in oil prices negatively impacts revenue
  • Increasing regulation leads to consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulation increases industry viability
  • Commodities truly an asset class?
  • Table: Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Stock & Commodity Exchanges
  • Products & Services
  • Exchange-traded futures contracts
  • Exchange-traded options contracts
  • Trading derivatives contracts on own account
  • Other
  • Trading currency and other commodity contracts on own account
  • Other OTC-traded derivatives contracts
  • OTC-traded options contracts
  • Investment management
  • Chart: Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Proprietary trading firms
  • Member firms of CME
  • Nonmember firms (pensions, mutual funds, insurance companies)
  • Proprietary trading by banks and investment banks
  • Hedge funds
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Clearing, execution and exchange fees
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Commodity Dealing and Brokerage
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Bank of America Corporation
    Morgan Stanley
    The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Table: Bank of America Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Morgan Stanley - financial performance
  • Table: The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: JPMorgan Chase & Co. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • MSCI World Index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Assets Under Management (Aum)
  • The value of financial assets managed by a portfolio manager or financial institution on behalf of investors.
  • Commodities Contracts
  • Agreements to buy a predetermined good, such as steel, corn, wheat, oil and gold, at a specific price and date in the future.
  • Exchange-Traded Funds (Etfs)
  • An investment fund that tracks multiple securities that is traded on an exchange, like an individual stock.
  • Financial Assets
  • Nonphysical assets such as shares, bonds, notes and bank balances.
  • Over-The-Counter (Otc)
  • A security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange, such as derivatives, which can be traded through a dealer network.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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